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Ares Management

[ASK 2021] The Growing Opportunity of Sports, Media and Entertainment in Alternatives

Nov 04, 2021 (Gmt+09:00)

The Growing Opportunity of Sports, Media and Entertainment in Alternatives 

  • Why is this industry attractive and where are you seeing investment opportunities today? 
  • How has the market opportunity for sports, media and entertainment investing evolved over time? 
  • What are the benefits of having a specialized investment strategy in this industry?
Ares Management Corporation (NYSE: ARES) is a leading global alternative investment manager offering clients complementary primary and secondary investment solutions across the credit, private equity, real estate and infrastructure asset classes. We seek to provide flexible capital to support businesses and create value for our stakeholders and within our communities. By collaborating across our investment groups, we aim to generate consistent and attractive investment returns throughout market cycles. As of June 30, 2021, including the acquisition of Black Creek Group which closed July 1, 2021, Ares Management Corporation's global platform had approximately $262 billion of assets under management, with approximately 2,000 employees operating across North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. For more information, please visit

[Speakers' Biography]
Kort Schnabel
Mr. Schnabel is a Partner in the Ares Credit Group and serves as Co-Head for U.S. direct lending. Mr. Schnabel serves on the Ares Credit Group's U.S. Direct Lending Investment Committee. Prior to joining Ares in 2001, Mr. Schnabel was in the Corporate Development Group at Walker Digital Corporation, a business and technology research and development firm, where he was responsible for corporate finance, merger and acquisition and strategic planning activities. Previously, Mr. Schnabel was in the Corporate Finance Group at Morgan Stanley, where he performed detailed financial analyses and modeling for mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and equity/debt offerings. Mr. Schnabel holds a B.A., cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania in Economics.

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